The Commoner is a non-profit, non-partisan news outlet dedicated to reflecting the opinions and concerns of the common people. The Commoner discusses political, economic, and social issues in a respectful and open-minded manner. We cover local, national, and international news. We produce conventional reporting as well as opinion pieces, discussion pieces, and educational resources for teachers and scholars.
The CFO will volunteer up to 6 hours each week (flexible schedule) to help develop and execute Commoner's financial management strategy and contributes to the achievement of the organization's mission and sustainability. CFO has direct responsibility for accounting, finance, forecasting, strategic planning, contract negotiation, and fundraising.
You would be expected to develop an operating budget for the growing news outlet. CFO would oversee the management and coordination of all fiscal reporting activities for the organization including organizational revenue/expense and balance sheet reports, reports to funding agencies, development and monitoring of corporate and contract/grant budgets.
Remain current on changes within the legal, regulatory, economic, and technology environments, which may affect the financial and administrative operations of the organization. Interprets implications of changes in local, state, and federal regulations and legislation as they apply to areas of responsibility.
PREFERED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
IPO or DPO experience
Not-for-profit accounting per the U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, OMB Circulars A-133, A-110 and A-122, TANF program regulations and compliance requirements, and appropriate Code of Federal Regulations sections.
General office software, particularly the G Suite
Foster and cultivate business opportunities and partnerships.
Create and assess financial statements and budget documents.
Recognize and be responsive to the needs of all clients of the organization, including funding organizations, the Board of Directors, local community advocates, participants, and employers.
Supervise staff, including regular progress reviews and improvement plans.
Communicate effectively in both written and verbal form.